Cunard New York (Manhattan) Cruise Reviews

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  • Aims for big-ship luxury; still has "Golden Era" feel
  • Classic transatlantic crossings as well as other itineraries
  • Afternoon tea is a white-glove affair
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337 Cunard New York (Manhattan) Cruise Reviews
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189
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66
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49
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17
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WheelchairTravelNotes
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
This review refers to the wheelchair access only on this cruise ship, for service and other reviews please see other reviewers' comments. This review refers to a wheelchair accessible cabin (stateroom). The rooms that are not ... Read more
fttraveler
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We used this cruise for transportation, not a vacation, not a geriatric prom, not a chance to buy stuff or gamble. Others cruise for other reasons. I get that. Three formal nights on a seven day cruise is excessive. Dress code for the ... Read more
GPRV610
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We selected a short cruise on the QM2 since we were considering a transatlantic cruise. To sum it up in 2 words: very disappointing. The first clue was at the ship terminal. We were given a specific time to be at the cruise terminal ... Read more
CruiserFromMaine
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
211 forum posts
25 helpful votes
We took the five day Independence Day cruise on the Queen Mary 2 in July. Overall it was a good cruise. We sailed in a Britannia Club cabin on Deck12. It had a nice balcony and fairly good closet space, although one closet was deep and ... Read more
coloradobarb
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Four of our friends had sailed on the Queen Mary 2 in the last few years and these two couples had been encouraging us to do the crossing (New York to Southampton) ourselves. In fact, one couple wanted to do it again so we took them up on ... Read more
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pspesq
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
76 helpful votes
I write to give you my wife’s and my impressions of our crossing last month from New York to Southampton on the Queen Mary 2. Because I strive to be objective, there are positives and negatives. On the whole, the positives outweigh ... Read more
barrycapal
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
33 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We had always wanted to do an eastbound transatlantic cruise and arrive without being jet lagged! The ship was unlike any we had previously been on, being slightly differently organised. It was uniformly excellent. We were not in any ... Read more
wenlyn
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
63 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
This was our 4th crossing on QM2 but our first roundtrip so we wondered if we would get fed up being onboard for 15 nights. I'm pleased to report we didn't, it was the most relaxing trip so far despite less than brilliant weather and a few ... Read more
eleanorm/cr
Member Since 2017
1 review
36 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
My 60th present too myself. A week on QM2. So excited. Room lovely and cabin crew and waitress in dining room lovely. Loved the fact that they had gentlemen dancers for the ladies to dance with in the Queens ballroom. However I felt so ... Read more
jonbax
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
14 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
I always wanted to sail from New York to Southampton. What better the the only liner.. the QM2. I was given a chance to upgrade to queens grill. Wonderful. This made the experience far better. Great dining in the queens grill ... Read more
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Cmdr Cody
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
916 forum posts
5 helpful votes
After looking and booking several different cruises for my 60th birthday which included a stay in Europe and trip back on QM2, I decided to save a little money and do the roundtrip Belgian escape from NTC (Red Hook Brooklyn). This had the ... Read more
MarkBearSF
Member Since 2002
4 reviews
1,083 forum post
13 helpful votes
Home again. Ahhhhhh. Last May, we did a westbound crossing on the QM2, our third voyage and second crossing aboard her. It was so perfect for us that we decided to do it again this year, except as a round trip. (spoiler – We ... Read more
fastbailer
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
8 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this QM2 cruise because we had never done a crossing and the seven day length seemed a good way to try it. We were in the middle group, Princess Class, anbd dined eveninns in the Princess Grill. For breakfst adn lunch we chose ... Read more
Shellbackx3
Member Since 2016
1 review
28 forum posts
11 helpful votes
My wife i have had eight prior cruises, with the most recent two on Holland America. For this cruise, we wanted a trans-ocean cruise on a ship with dance floor, as we are social ballroom dancers. We also wanted a ship which looked and felt ... Read more
taddfranke
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Friends had fortunate experiences and we were looking to see if Cunard could be a standard way of traveling from the US to Europe, South Africa, Australia, and through the Panama Canal. The answer was a definite NO! we now don't even want ... Read more
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South44
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We saw this deal last August for three nights in New York and return by QM2. We had never been to this city before and always thought that we would try one of the "Queen's" at sometime so the two came together nicely. Neither ... Read more
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wynn434
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was an experience to cherish and a super way to conclude our month-long vacation in America. The facilities afforded onboard the ship did not disappoint in any way. All the ship’s personnel demonstrated a singular goal ... Read more
tomtucson
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
I chose this crossing of the Atlantic from NYC to Southampton because it met my goal of enjoying a crossing without jet lag. Also, my wife and I were going to be in the UK for about a month so starting in Southampton was a good start. ... Read more
curnard
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
booked this for my wifes 60 th birthday, 3 day stay in New York then joined the QM 2 to sail back to Southampton. The whole experience great, right from the start, embarkation no hassels the ship was fantastic on all levels from cabin ... Read more
Cleverly
Member Since 2010
1 review
2 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Westbound crossing in 2014 was great and we wanted to experience the remastering and a Princess Grill Suite this year, 2016, round-trip for 16 days. We flew into LGA the night before our voyage, stayed at a hotel, and took an Uber from ... Read more
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benlee1999
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
QM2 NYC-Halifax-Boston July 4th 5 nights. Splurged on a Queens Grills stateroom. Liked: -Spacious stateroom with luxurious furnishings. -Butler who brought breakfast, canapes daily. -Intimate Queens Grills dining - they still ... Read more
kellydenton
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
The directions that cunard gives for embarkation are not correct. They tell me to go through immigration when I arrive in New York. The airport I flew into did not have immigration. My assigned seating on the round trip was not given to ... Read more
Alexwelsh95
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Intro (warning: long): Before I begin discussing the actual ship itself, I just wanted to debrief my rather bumpy journey of travelling to New York from Wales to meet my family. I was to travel alone (which I have never done before) to ... Read more
Peach of a Teach
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
6 helpful votes
My mother and I just completed a transatlantic crossing on Queen Mary 2. It was indeed the best of times and the worst of times. One of the crew members was lost at sea during the Eastbound crossing. We went back to look for him but to ... Read more
2freespirits
Member Since 2009
9 reviews
13 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We have crossed the Atlantic dozens of times but always at 39,000 feet, so we decided it was time we tried a more relaxed means of travel and make a transatlantic crossing by ship, hence the title of this review. Embarkation We flew ... Read more
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